Accession Number : ADD018151

Title :   Underwater Body and Intake Scoop.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 7 Oct 94, patented 7 May 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Quartarone, James R ; Corvelli, Anthony N

Report Date : 07 May 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : There is presented an underwater body and intake scoop, the underwater body having a wall defining a major portion of the body, the wall being exposed to water during movement of the body through a water environment. The intake scoop includes a recess in the wall of the body, the recess having forward and aft edges extending substantially width-wise of the body and interconnected by generally length-wise extending side edges to form, in plan view, a multi-sided recess with the side and aft edges being rounded to facilitate reduction of turbulence and cavitation. A bottom surface of the recess slopes from the forward edge inwardly of the wall. The recess is in communication with a conduit extending to the interior of the body.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *SCOOPS, *UNDERWATER OBJECTS, FORWARD AREAS, ENVIRONMENTS, EXPOSURE(GENERAL), EDGES, TURBULENCE, REDUCTION, SURFACES, INTERNAL, WALLS, SIDES, BOTTOM, CAVITATION

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE